Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Antorcha Encendida |
Actor: Ignacio Campos
Genres: Indie & Art House, Television
Set against the backdrop of the Mexican War for Independence, this sprawling telenovela tells the story of Mariano Foncerrada and Teresa Muniz, two lovers who defy their families and social classes to be together while fig... more »
Great story, lousy DVD
CoffeeGurl | MA | 01/22/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Televisa makes it very difficult for me to take them seriously when they release chopped up versions of their best telenovelas in one disappointing DVD box set. I'm not a big fan of most of their contemporary telenovelas (especially their recent ones), but I love their period pieces and costume dramas and La Artorcha Encendida (The Lit Torch -- it has a better ring to it in Spanish) is right up there in quality and romance as Amor Real (Real Love), Corazon Salvaje (Savage Heart), Ramona, Yo Compro Esa Mujer (I Shall Buy that Woman) and Alborada (Break of Dawn) -- the latter of which is currently on the air here in the US. I loved watching this intense love story set against the backdrop of the Mexican war for independence in early nineteenth century starring a younger Leticia Calderon, Ernesto Laguardia and Humberto Zurita (who was brilliant as a villain in his most recent period piece called Los Plateados). I also got to see other heavyweights like Enrique Rocha, Carmen Salinas and Juan Ferrara. The brilliant Christian Bach is also featured in this telenovela, but most of her scenes must have been cut off or something because she scarcely appears in this DVD. The scenes are choppy and uneven, the music score is different from the one I remember when it aired on Univision and, if you can believe it, the ending is cut off. We are left high and dry when it comes to knowing what happens to the villains. All in all, this has got to be the worst DVD box set Televisa has ever released. I give five stars to the actual serialized novel because it is one of the best stories I have seen, but I give one star to the actual DVD. I'll be very wary of picking up DVD sets from the popular Mexican production company next time. I hope they will release unabridged or better edited box sets in the future because I like the idea of owning my favorite telenovelas."
O,K, however ,,,
Lazaro Rivero | 12/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nice novela, however it apppears that it has been chopped down
to fit into 24 hours or so.
I must say that I DID NOT BUY my set from AMAZON.
One big problem with my set is that the final disk #4 ends
without the END, Even though I get the drift of how independence
is achieved, I never get to see what happens to the 2 MOST DESPICABLE characters in this novela PEDRO and LUIS.
I wonder if other people who have this DVD set have the same probledm, Also the actress CHRISTIAN BACH, who is widely advertised, onlly appears for about 5 minutes out of 24 hours.
Again a nice novela, but with my set, NO ENDING."
Excellent novela, but experienced the same problem...
Hilda Graulau | 12/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The final CD did not have the ending for the story. I found it odd that no credits were shown either. After investing so much time viewing the story needless to say I was a bit upset. I did email the address listed on the DVD box and I am waiting to see if I get a response. Otherwise the story is great and was really enjoying it until the incomplete ending."
Rolando Gonzalez | 12/29/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Stay away until amazon eventually can get ahold of a new version. It actually lacks the ending!!!"